Itabashi Hiromi Japanese , b. 1948

Itabashi Hiromi  was born in 1948 in Mitaka, Tokyo Japan. He studied ceramics at Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center under Itō Keiji (b. 1935) and then apprenticed at Itō’s personal studio. In 1980, he returned to Mitaka, Tokyo where he set up his studio questioning the nature of ceramics. Influenced by Koie Ryōji (1938-2020) inspireped to create pure, raw and beautiful objects. Realizations surfaced that ceramics with a dent in its surface could be considered a 'vessel'. 'These conclusions allowed Itabashi to free himself from the preconceptions of ceramics and focus instead on their invisible essence.'


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020  OVERGLAZE | Yakata Yusai, Tokyo

2018  Weightlessness within Gravity, LIXIL Gallery | Tokyo

2016  Weightlessness within Gravity, Yakata Yusai | Tokyo

2011  Kura, Rakusuitei Museum of Art | Toyama


Public Collections

“The Japanese House” the Modern Art Museum | Argentina
Ariana Museum | Switzerland
Benaki Museum | Greece
International Museum of Ceramic  |  Faenza, Italy
Fauchon Hotel  |  Kyoto
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art  |  Gifu
The Museum of Ceramic Art  | Hyogo
Izushi  | Hyogo
Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum  | Ibaraki
Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Kutani Pottery Research  | Ishikawa
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art  | Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei  | Kobo, Ishikawa
River Retreat Garaku  | Toyama
Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
The Sèvres National Ceramics Museum  | France
Tateshina Brighton Hotel  | Nagoya, Aichi
A.I.R. Vallauris  | France